Has anyone heard the new Simaudio Moon P-8 Preamp?


I'd be interested in knowing how it sounds in comparison to the similarly priced ARC REF3, or BAT 51SE.
fab4
Yes, I listened to it at my local dealer. I can't afford it (I use a P-5 at home), but it is the best preamplifier I have ever heard. When Sim claimed quiet, that must have been an understatement. This pre is so quiet you think it's turned off, and the music seems to come from a black hole. I've never heard anything like it. It beat the Pass stuff they have, and slew the big Musical Fidelity. Watch out though - it's a big two chassis preamp, and weighs something like 80 pounds or so. Make sure you have room for it. I think it's a giant killer.

I don't know how it compares to the other pre's you're asking about, but I'm sure it is less colored than both, giving a less forgiving, but more accurate rendition of what's on the recording. I hear that professional studios really like the P-8 for mastering use.
Impressive.

Kal
I'm waiting for the only dealer in Illinois to get the new product line in. Picked up some product literature just last night (shipping weight 74 lbs- heavy duty).
Anyone heard the P-7? The integration capabilities presented by the RS232 port are intriguing to me...

Right now I'm using an ARC LS-16 Mk II tube preamp. Its driving a pair of passively bi-amped ARC VT100s. Sources are an Esoteric DV-50s and PC run though a dCS Purcell/Delius combo. Digital wiring is Kimber Orchid, balanced wiring is Kimber AGDL, and speakers wires are Kimber Monocle XL. What differences might I expect with a P-7 or P-8 on the front end?